Your academic journey may take some time, maybe even lots more time. Do your best and enjoy the ride, and don’t judge your self-worth by the length of time it takes to complete a degree, the grades you earn, or the salary you make.
Video. By considering the autistic experience side by side with the immigrant experience, researcher Laura Gilmour seeks to advocate for both communities.
To me, “honors” is about the quality of your work, the quality of your thinking. It’s not about whether you can do this full time.
Audio interview. “It happens to people teaching in any kind of academic discipline, where students think [their instructors] can give them advice on things that they’re really not qualified to talk about. We’re discipline experts.”
Audio interview. Dr. Schalomon: “If you don’t quite know what the student needs, go to the student and ask.”
Align your strengths with your interests. Find a supportive mentor. Be willing to accept some trial-and-error. Autistic students can succeed in STEM.
Laura Gilmour shares her journey from new student learning about college expectations to confident graduate student conducting her own STEM research.
Emotional safety, physical safety, and practical considerations that help autistic students create and maintain a variety of healthy relationships.